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Old 12-03-2004, 07:36 PM   #1
dr_zayus69
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installing linux


hi. I am running Fedora Core 2 but want to play around with other distros. My uncle intially set up the partitions for me. I wanted to know if i go to install a distro if it was possible to accidently delete FC2? Like will the install try to repartition the drive or can i choose were to install it? when i do df it gives info for hda3. This is the content of the parition file in /proc/ looks like this:

major minor #blocks name

3 0 58615704 hda
3 1 32228248 hda1
3 2 8195040 hda2
3 3 12285000 hda3
3 4 1 hda4
3 5 5118088 hda5
3 6 786208 hda6
partitions (END)

from looking at this is there any places i shouldn't try intalling?
 
Old 12-03-2004, 07:56 PM   #2
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"Like will the install try to repartition the drive or can i choose were to install it?"

You can do it either way. Obviously you should choose to do the partitioning manually and not let the Fedora Core installer do it automatically.

"from looking at this is there any places i shouldn't try intalling?"

To answer this question we need the contents of your /etc/fstab in addition to the partition table you already listed.

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Old 12-03-2004, 08:10 PM   #3
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I would stay away from hda, but you have 7 partitions way don't you just clean one up, delete it and install it there. I just did that on a win machine, no problems. Just formatt the empty space when the installasion process asks if you want to partition a hard drive. At least that will insure that you don't delete anything by accident. I'm a newbie myself so there are probably better ways to do this.
 
Old 12-03-2004, 08:47 PM   #4
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here is my fstab

LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hda6 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
/dev/cdrom1 /mnt/cdrom1 udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
fstab (END)
 
  


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